Top 10 Spring Events at Maryland’s Beaches

Top 10 Spring Events at Maryland’s Beaches

Spring is officially here and you’ll want your calendar filled with the best events Maryland’s seaside has to offer. Celebrate Spring with us here in Worcester County!

Maryland International Kite Expo, April 27-29

Flying a kite is not just for kids. In fact, it is truly a family-friendly activity. But frequently the older ‘kids’ seem to have all the fun. Kite festival activities include a ‘Learn to Fly’ field, Candy Drops, Running of the Bols, Ground Displays, Rokkaku Challenges, and open outdoor unlimited judging. The Mid-Atlantic Stunt Kite Championships (MASKC) also attract a crowd. There’s even a children’s workshop for making a sled kite.

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Pocomoke City Spring Festival, April 7

This annual event features lots of family-friendly kids events including horse and pony rides, face painting, fishing and live entertainment.

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Paint Snow Hill Plein Air & Wet Paint Sale, April 19-22

2018 will mark the 15th anniversary of Paint Snow Hill. More than 65 artists from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and beyond will come to Snow Hill for this three day Plein Air event sponsored by Bishop’s Stock Fine Art and Fine Craft and the Arts & Entertainment District, Arts on the River.

The artists’ work will be on display on Sunday April 22nd in the Old Firehouse on Green Street. The wet paint sale will be the only opportunity for the community to purchase and to enjoy the work of these fine artists.

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Spring Delmarva Birding Weekend, April 26-29

Even if you’re not a bird nerd, you’ll want to experience the best of year-round birding and wildlife watching on the Delmarva Peninsula with guided birding adventures on foot, by boat or kayak both day and night trips available. See loons, egrets, ibis, eagles, wild turkey, plovers, warblers and plenty of waterfowl.

 

 

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Springfest, Ocean City, May 3-6

Kick off the summer season in Ocean City with this four-day event. Big top tents are filled with crafts and food with both indoor and outdoor live entertainment; it truly offers something for everyone. This year’s headliners include Trace Adkins and Bret Michaels.

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Berlin Jazz & Blues Bash, May 5

The event will utilize 2 stages at each end of town to facilitate the constant flow of great music.  Check out our beer and wine garden with local brews and wine. Food and art vendors along with a children’s art activity area will also be part of this event.

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Reggae Play Day, Berlin, May 11

Listen to a variety of bands perform during this giant downtown block party in the heart of Berlin, America’s Coolest Small Town! Lots of yummy food and local craft beer!

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Ocean City Air Show, June 16-17

Great line-up of military and civilian performers headlined by the famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Beachgoers from the inlet to 28th Street get front row seats to this spectacular annual air show!

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Return to Goat Island Standup Paddle Board Races, Snow Hill, June 16

It isn’t so much about who wins or loses- rather, it’s about bringing people together to experience a beautiful outdoor activity, share in the struggle and triumph of the course, and the feeling of exaltation once you and your fellow racers cross the finish line. Return to Goat Island SUP race is a celebration of the paddling lifestyle, which means we’re open to all forms of paddling: SUP, kayak and Surfski. Come have fun and a chance to win $5000 in cash prizes!

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29th Annual Bathtub Races, Berlin, June 23

The friendly, yet competitive race is open to anyone who wants to compete. “Winner Takes All” trophy and year-long bragging rights. So pick out your Pit Crew, Driver and Pusher and start building your bathtub!